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Applied Science Basildon Campus Southend Campus

This course will give you an in-depth general knowledge of science and help you learn what it would be like to work in a science-related field

Overview
  • chemistry and our Earth
  • energy and our universe
  • biology and our environment
  • investigating a crime scene
Why should I do this course? 

To develop more in-depth knowledge of science and to learn what it would be like to work in a science-related field

How will my work be assessed? 

Through a range of assessment techniques which may include coursework and examinations.

What can I do after this? 

After successful completion of the course, you may progress to the College’s BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas in Applied Science or Forensic Science.

What else 
  • use the excellent learning resources in the College's science centre
  • take part in educational trips
Entry requirements 
  • GCSE grade D or above in maths, science at grade D or above, and English at grade E or above, or
  • Applied Science Level 1 Diploma (or equivalent) and maths and English at entry 3
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references

Open Event - Basildon Campus

Tuesday, 08 November 2016
Wednesday, 01 February 2017
Wednesday, 14 June 2017

South Essex College

This open event is a great way to get an idea of what it is like to study here at South Essex College. You can see the teaching rooms, facilities and equipment first-hand, talk to the tutors about the courses you’re interested in, and have a tour of the whole Campus to get a feel for the place.

There are lots of our current students helping on the night, so you can talk to them about what they think of life at the College.

If you need information on careers, funding, travel, or any other advice, our Student Services team are available to talk to you one-to-one.

Open Event - Southend Campus

Thursday, 06 October 2016
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Wednesday, 08 March 2017

South Essex College

This open event is a great way to get an idea of what it is like to study here at South Essex College. You can see the teaching rooms, facilities and equipment first-hand, talk to the tutors about the courses you’re interested in, and have a tour of the whole Campus to get a feel for the place.

Online applications have now closed for enrolment 2016 but there is still time to get on a course for September. Please attend a drop-in session during enrolment to complete an application and enrol on your chosen course. Forms to apply for September 2017 will be made available soon.

Venue
Basildon Campus (Nethermayne)
Starts
Monday, September 5, 2016
Attendance
Full time
Duration
1 year
Provision
School leavers
Course code
6432SPL2-Y01B
Cost
£0
Cost details
FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
Basildon Campus (Nethermayne)
Address
Nethermayne
Basildon
SS16 5NN
Venue
Southend Campus (Luker Road)
Starts
Monday, September 5, 2016
Attendance
Full time
Duration
1 year
Provision
School leavers
Course code
6432SPL2-Y01S
Cost
£0
Cost details
FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
Southend Campus (Luker Road)
Address
Luker Road
SS1 1ND

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My story Scott Rose
Computer Games Development Level 3

Scott Rose
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Hello my name’s Scott I’m 25, I studied Games Design at South Essex College and this is my story.

My background is in design. I worked a lot doing web design, IT and I had a keen interest in designing levels for video games such as Half Life and Counterstrike which got me into architectural scale, architectural design and the construction of various shapes. I thought I would do a course that included both my interests so I ended up doing games design.

I very much enjoyed my time at the College, I had a superb set of tutors and we went to Japan. I learnt a lot of skills which I have now transferred such as the ins and outs of all the Adobe packages. I learnt 3DMax and various programmes that I wouldn’t have had access to unless I had been to the College.

Since College I have worked in various sectors doing a bit of freelance design, web design, and a plethora of videography but no other jobs resonated with me as much as starting my own business and being my own boss. I now run my own company with my business partner George, called Hide and Shriek.

We design very bespoke odd and weird attractions. We have found our own little niche and we design and develop to increase footfall within shopping centre and leisure destinations. We have done this for the past year and it has gone from strength to strength and it is all based on using the key skills I developed while I was at College. We offer a range of immersive events catering for mostly trying to scare people and making them pay for the privilege. It is a niche but a lot of people enjoy it. We pride ourselves on providing London-level attractions in the Southend area. I am the creative director of the company and in charge of making sure that the design of projects all run to plan and to budget. I will start from the initial concept of what needs to be created, put it into Illustrator or CAD, draw a mock-up of how we want it to look, and then work out what’s required to then carry on and build.

One of the things I enjoyed most about studying at South Essex College was that the tutors worked so closely with industry and also worked in the industry themselves. For example one my tutors spent 25 years working within that sector so he had a very broad understanding of what was required and the College was constantly updating the programmes to progress with the industry.